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Celebrating World Radiography Day

Posted on Monday 5th November 2012

World Radiography Day is on 8 November

Radiography staff at North Cumbria University Hospitals will be giving patients and visitors the chance to learn more about the vital work they do on World Radiography Day this Thursday.

World Radiography Day is celebrated on 8 November each year, marking the anniversary of the discovery of x-radiation by Roentgen in 1895. Radiographers around the globe will be using the day to promote radiography as a career, to celebrate its vital contribution to modern healthcare and as a chance to increase public awareness of diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy.

At the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle and West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven, there will be display stands with posters and information in the Radiology Departments about the work of the departments, the profession in general, and radiography as a career.

Jean Grubb, Professional Lead for Radiology at North Cumbria University Hospitals, said: “Eighty per cent of people that come to hospital will benefit from Radiography but many don't realise that this is a Registered Health Profession entirely separate from that of nursing.

“Diagnostic Radiographers produce images that are used to diagnose injury or disease. Their therapy colleagues use precisely targeted doses of radiation to treat cancer.”

To find out more visit the Society of Radiographers website at